Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Around Dove Lake

Dove Lake is a rather special place.  It's a corrie lake that sits below Cradle Mountain in Tasmania.  Corrie lakes - also called known as cwms (pronounced 'cooms') or cirques - are glacial lakes and that triplet of names seems to be beloved of geography teachers.

There is a very popular walk around Dove Lake - its the kind of walk that puts you in the mountains rather then up them.  Having said that, the parts of the walk furthest from the car par were hardly busy.

We were there on what may have been once in a year weather - perfect blue sky and clear light.  To be honest, a part of me wanted just a little cloud to bring some interest to the sky.

The twin peaks of the mountain are called Little Horn and Weindorfers Tower.  The actual summit of Cradle Mountain is behind the highest of these points.  With luck I'll be standing on the summit of Cradle Mountain at the start of December this year.

I think you can see why this place is famous.

It was a remarkable walk in a remarkable place.

More pictures from around the world at Our World Tuesday.  SM


  1. Hari OM
    Iconic - but you have some angles here that I have not seen before! YAM xx

  2. Looks deserted, beautiful and a place I would love to go walking.

  3. What a beautiful spot. Have a good week Diane

  4. What a beautiful place! You really lucked out with the weather.

  5. What a gorgeous place! Did you see interesting critters and birds?

  6. That sky and water are gorgeous!

  7. The sky, the water! Too blue to be true.

  8. Oh my how beautiful is this place.

    deleted my last comment because of misspelled words.

  9. So blue and beautiful! Sky and water .... what a wonderful place to walk. I read the trio of names over a few times because each name is wonderful and I want to try to remember them.

  10. Wonderful! Beautiful!
    My favorite photo is the one with the view along the walkway
    Hope you are having a great week!

  11. Both a photographer and geologist's dream.

  12. I'd never heard of a corrie lake before, so I had to look it up. A lake formed by a glacier! How wonderful! We have many such in Western Canada. I now live in southeastern Alberta, a half day's drive from the Rocky Mountains, but my home province of British Columbia pretty much consists of one north-south mountain range after another, about eight ranges in all, and I love the mountain lakes. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos and for awakening my memories of mountain lakes. I must write down "corrie lake" and try to remember it, because the phrase is so beautiful!
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